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Encyclopedia > Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Willingboro Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Willingboro Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Willingboro Township is a Township located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 33,008. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (549x684, 13 KB)taken from State of New Jersey website - adapted by H. Cheney - licensed under GFDL and cc-by-sa Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (549x684, 13 KB)taken from State of New Jersey website - adapted by H. Cheney - licensed under GFDL and cc-by-sa Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

Willingboro was one of the original nine divisions in the organization of Burlington County, West Jersey, and was originally formed as the "Constabulary of Wellingborrow" on November 6, 1688. At the time, it included present day Beverly, Delanco Township and Edgewater Park Township. The original name of Wellingborough was after the community in England which was the home of Thomas Olive, who led the original settlers into what would become Willingboro Township, but there were other spellings used at different times. The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... // Events A high-powered conspiracy of notables, the Immortal Seven, invite William and Mary to depose James II of England. ... Beverly highlighted in Burlington County. ... Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Edgewater Park Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Map sources for Wellingborough at grid reference SP8967 Wellingborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England situated some eleven miles from the county town of Northampton. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001... Thomas Olive was a deputy-governor of West Jersey from 1684–1685. ...


After the establishment of the United States and the State of New Jersey, the community was formally incorporated as "Willingborough Township" on February 21, 1798, by the New Jersey Legislature when it enacted "An Act incorporating the Inhabitants of Townships, designating their Powers, and regulating their Meetings", P.L.1798, p. 289. This makes Willingboro one of the oldest Townships in the State. February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ...


In the 1950s and 1960s Willingboro was the location for a massive residential development by Abraham Levitt and Sons. The name was changed by the voters, by referendum held on November 3, 1959 to "Levittown Township." Willingboro is less than 12 miles from Levittown, Pennsylvania and this occasionally caused confusion. After a referendum was held on the issue, the name was changed back to Willingboro in a referendum held on November 12, 1963. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Levittown is the name of some places in the United States of America: Levittown, New York Levittown, Pennsylvania There is also a Levittown, Puerto Rico, and there was, for a time, a Levittown, New Jersey, but the latter has reverted to its previous name of Willingboro Township, New Jersey. ... Aerial view of Levittown, Pennsylvania circa 1959 Levittown, Pennsylvania is a census-designated place (CDP) and suburban community located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Sociologist Herbert J. Gans used Willingboro as the subject of his 1967 book The Levittowners. Sociology is the study of the social lives of humans, groups and societies. ...


Track and field legend Carl Lewis, although born in Alabama, grew up in Willingboro. Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former athlete who won 10 Olympic medals (9 golds) during his career (1984 to 1996), and 8 World Championship gold medals, and 1 bronze (1983 to 1993). ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 sq mi  135,775 km² 190 miles  306 km 330 miles  531 km 3. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.8 km² (8.0 mi²). 19.9 km² (7.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.11% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Willingboro Township borders Edgewater Park Township, Burlington Township, Westampton Township, Mount Laurel Township, Moorestown Township, Delran Township, Delanco Township. Edgewater Park Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... See also: Burlington, New Jersey Burlington Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Westampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Mount Laurel Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... This article is about the Township of Moorestown in New Jersey. ... Delran highlighted in Burlington County. ... Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 33,008 people, 10,713 households, and 8,784 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,657.3/km² (4,292.7/mi²). There were 11,124 housing units at an average density of 558.5/km² (1,446.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 24.67% White, 66.71% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 3.95% from two or more races. 6.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,713 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.36. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.


The median income for a household in the township was $60,869, and the median income for a family was $64,338. Males had a median income of $39,963 versus $31,554 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,799. 5.9% of the population and 3.5% of families were below the poverty line. 8.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Local government

The Township of Willingboro is governed generally by the provisions of Title 40 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes and specifically by the Council-Manager form of government as set forth in "The Optional Municipal Charter Law" (known commonly as the Faulkner Act) and the amendments to that law enacted since it was first adopted in 1950. Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Council-Manager government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Optional Municipal Charter Law or Faulkner Act provides New Jersey municipalities with a variety of models of local government. ...


The Council-Manager form of government was adopted by referendum in November, 1960, after a charter study was conducted. The first Council was elected in November 1961 and the Council-Manager form of government took effect as of January 1, 1962. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


Under this form of government, the Township Council is the elected governing body of the municipality. Members of the Township Council are elected to four-year terms at the general election in November. Elections are held every two years, in odd-numbered years. Two members of the Council are elected at one election, for example in 2005, to serve four year terms and three members of the Council are elected at the next Council election, in 2007, also to serve four year terms.


The Council members annually elect from among themselves one member of the Council to serve as Mayor and one member of the Council to serve as Deputy Mayor. Traditionally the Council members have rotated the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor among the Council members.


The Members of the Willingboro Township Council are Mayor Jeffrey E. Ramsey, Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Jennings, James Ayrer, Eddie Campbell Jr. and Paul Stephenson. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... The Deputy Mayor of a community is the number two official to the mayor. ...


Federal, state and county representation

Willingboro Township is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th Legislative District.


New Jersey's Third Congressional District, covering portions of Burlington County, Camden County and Ocean County, is represented by Jim Saxton (R, Mount Holly). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Robert Menendez (D, Union City). New Jerseys Third Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Jim Saxton. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1850 Seat Toms River Area  - Total  - Water 2,372 km² (916 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 30. ... Jim Saxton Hugh James Jim Saxton (born January 22, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1984, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of New Jersey from 1984 to 1993 and the Third Congressional District from 1993 (map). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Mount Holly Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...


The 7th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Diane B. Allen (R, Burlington) and in the Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Delran) and Jack Conners (D, Delran). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken). The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Sen. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Assemblyman Herb Conaway Herb Conaway (born January 30, 1963) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 7th legislative district since 2002. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Delran highlighted in Burlington County. ... Assemblyman Jack Conners Jack Conners (born July 10, 1943) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 7th legislative district since 2002. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Delran highlighted in Burlington County. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


Burlington County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director James K. Wujcik, Deputy Freeholder Director William S. Haines, Jr., Dawn Marie Addiego, Vincent R. Farias and Aubrey A. Fenton. Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Education

The Willingboro Township Public Schools serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district consists of:


Elementary Schools (PreK-5)

  • S.W. Bookbinder Elementary School
  • Garfield East Elementary School
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • J.A. McGinley Elementary School
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
  • J.C. Stuart Elementary School
  • Twin Hills Elementary School
  • W.R. James Sr. Elementary School

Middle Schools (6-8)

  • Levitt Middle School
  • Willingboro Memorial Middle School

High School (9-12)

  • Willingboro High School

External links

  • Willingboro Township website
  • Willingboro Township Public Schools
  • Willingboro Township Public Schools's 2004-2005 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
  • National Center for Education Statistics data for the Willingboro Township Public Schools
Municipalities of Burlington County, New Jersey
(County Seat: Mount Holly)
Boroughs Fieldsboro | Medford Lakes | Palmyra | Pemberton | Riverton | Wrightstown
Cities Beverly | Bordentown | Burlington
Townships

Bass River | Bordentown | Burlington | Chesterfield | Cinnaminson | Delanco | Delran | Eastampton | Edgewater Park | Evesham | Florence | Hainesport | Lumberton | Mansfield | Maple Shade | Medford | Moorestown | Mount Holly | Mount Laurel | New Hanover | North Hanover | Pemberton | Riverside | Shamong | Southampton | Springfield | Tabernacle | Washington | Westampton | Willingboro | Woodland The New Jersey School Report Card is an annual report produced each year by the New Jersey Department of Education for all public schools in New Jersey, as required under a 1995 state law. ... The New Jersey Department of Education administers state and federal aid programs affecting more than 1. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Mount Holly Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Fieldsboro highlighted in Burlington County. ... Medford Lakes highlighted in Burlington County. ... Palmyra highlighted in Burlington County. ... See also: Pemberton Township, New Jersey Pemberton Borough highlighted in Burlington County. ... Riverton highlighted in Burlington County. ... Wrightstown highlighted in Burlington County. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A City in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Beverly highlighted in Burlington County. ... See also: Bordentown Township, New Jersey The City of Bordentown highlighted in Burlington County. ... See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Bass River Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... See also: Bordentown, New Jersey Bordentown Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... See also: Burlington, New Jersey Burlington Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Chesterfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Cinnaminson Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Delran highlighted in Burlington County. ... Eastampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Edgewater Park Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Evesham Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Florence Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Hainesport Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Lumberton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Mansfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. ... Medford Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... This article is about the Township of Moorestown in New Jersey. ... Mount Holly Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Mount Laurel Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... New Hanover Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... North Hanover Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Pemberton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Riverside Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Shamong Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Southampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Springfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Tabernacle Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Washington Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Westampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Woodland Township highlighted in Burlington County. ...

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Willingboro Township, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1021 words)
Willingboro was one of the original nine divisions in the organization of Burlington County, West Jersey, and was originally formed as the "Constabulary of Wellingborrow" on November 6, 1688.
New Jersey's Third Congressional District, covering portions of Burlington County, Camden County and Ocean County, is represented by Jim Saxton (R, Mount Holly).
The 7th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Diane B. Allen (R, Burlington) and in the Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Delran) and Jack Conners (D, Delran).
Lumberton Township, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (814 words)
Lumberton Township borders Eastampton Township, Southampton Township, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Hainesport Township, and Mount Holly Township.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The 8th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Martha W. Bark (R, Mount Laurel) and in the Assembly by Francis L. Bodine (R, Mount Laurel) and Larry Chatzidakis (R, Mount Laurel).
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